Chauvin found guilty on all three charges
Former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty on all three charges in the May 25 death of George Floyd.
Floyd, 26, died in Minneapolis after being arrested on suspicion of using a counterfeit 20 dollar bill at Cub Foods.
During the arrest, Chauvin knelt on Floyd’s neck for 9 minutes and 29 seconds after he was handcuffed and lying face down.
Two other police officers, J. Alexander Kueng and Thomas Lane, assisted Chauvin in restraining Floyd. A fourth police officer, Tou Thao, prevented bystanders from interfering.
While being restrained, Floyd complained about not being able to breathe. After a few minutes, he stopped speaking and laid motionless. Kueng found no pulse. Chauvin refused pleas to lift his knee until told to do so by medics.
A cellphone video taken by Darnella Frazier, 17 at the time, of the incident quickly spread, sparking demonstrations across the country.
Chauvin was charged with second-degree murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter. . .